How do you teach someone to ride a bike? As soon as you start considering this problem you encounter the Tacit Knowledge Transfer Problem. Just because you may be an expert cyclist does not mean you possess the language or the skills to be an expert cycling instructor. The Instructor Cadres within Emergency Medicine, Urban and Wildland Fire, Tactical Law Enforcement, or Military Special Operations, face this problem every day. The Mission Critical Team Institute was founded to partner with Mission Critical Team Instructor Cadres to develop a more precise, and scientifically valid language, to more efficiently and effectively transfer tacit knowledge. As all MCT’s operate within immersion events of 5 minutes or less, we have broken down those events into Detection, Recognition, Reaction, Response and Recover to aid cadre members better diagnose and mediate (or remediate) learning opportunities to fully maximize an operator’s potential.
The human brain is constantly engaged in unconscious threat detection. Effective training can increase the speed and accuracy of that detection system.
Recognizing emerging threats in complex environments requires more precise pattern recognition and greater cortical authority.
To override our inherent fight, flight, freeze response we need to develop intentional automated motor skills. To do this requires the refinement of technique through perfect practice.
To sustainably and successfully navigate radical change events Operators require the cortical authority to rapidly transition between reaction and response. Response is the ability to think while acting.
Individuals and teams that can’t find a way to recover after loss will be unable to sustain high performance.